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Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 201: debated on Friday 20 December 1991

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will examine the feasibility of introducing a maximum speed limit for heavy goods vehicles.

Vehicle speed limits are already contained in the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. The speed limit for goods vehicles over 7ยท5 tonnes gross weight is 60 mph on motorways, 50 mph on dual carriageways and 40 mph on other roads, subject to any lower road speed limits.